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Chicago Truck Accident Attorneys

The large, obtrusive nature of a truck and the high speeds at which they travel can lead to serious dangers for other passengers on the road. Even at low speeds, victims of tractor-trailer crash accidents and truck wrecks can suffer very serious, even fatal injuries when involved in a trucking accident. At The Horwitz Law Group, our Chicago truck accident lawyers, offer aggressive, personalized service to ensure that our clients recover the compensation they deserve after an accident.

Causes of Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents can happen for any number of reasons – or for no particular reason at all. When a person is injured in a truck accident, the first question everyone will want to be answered is: “Why did this happen?” We will interview witnesses, contact experts, review drivers’ logs and preserve black box evidence in connection with your case. We have the resources to hire expert accident investigators skilled in accident reconstruction, engineering and transportation. These expert resources ensure we can fully investigate the cause of the truck accident and hold the proper people or companies accountable for the injuries they have caused. We represent clients in truck accident cases involving:

Truck Defects and Equipment Failure

With the amount of trucks on Chicago highways and city streets, many accidents can occur. These accidents can be caused by a wide range of errors, including defective safety equipment such as lights, tires or turn signals; or mechanical equipment such as brakes or steering.

Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck drivers often work long hours without breaks to ensure they deliver their load on time, causing fatigue or inattentiveness. If you suffered an injury in an accident caused by a truck driver’s fatigue, contact The Horwitz Law Group immediately.

Dangerous Roadways and Truck Accidents

Chicago roadways can become dangerous because of design defects, construction defects, inadequate lighting or failure to manage traffic through road construction sites. If you or a family member was in an accident caused by a dangerous roadway, contact a personal injury attorney at The Horwitz Law Group as soon as possible.

Truck Underride Collisions

Most often, vehicles collide with trucks either as side-underride collisions or as rear-underride collisions. An experienced Chicago truck accident lawyer can explain your options for monetary compensation for lost wages and medical bills through a personal injury lawsuit.

Truck Accident Insurance Issues

Trucking companies will work immediately to protect themselves and their drivers following an accident. It is important that you hire an attorney that will defend your rights. An experienced lawyer at The Horwitz Law Group will work immediately to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse-Related Accidents

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can cause serious impairment resulting in devastating accidents and injuries. When these accidents are caused by trucks, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic or even fatal. Contact a skilled Chicago personal injury attorney immediately for a free consultation regarding your case.

Failure to Comply With Trucking Regulations

Trucking industry regulations are complex and it takes an experienced attorney to fully understand your rights and ensure maximum recovery. The Chicago truck accident injury attorneys at The Horwitz Law Group have the legal expertise and knowledge to properly represent your best interests.

Your Recourse and Rights to Compensation for a Chicago Truck Accident

When we investigate truck-car collisions, we typically find those truck accidents are caused by a problem that falls into one of several distinct categories: an error made by the driver, negligence on part of the trucking company, or a mechanical issue with the truck. Depending upon the evidence, we can sometimes make a claim against the truck driver’s insurance carrier or the company they work for. In other cases, it’s possible to file a product liability lawsuit against a manufacturer if a faulty part contributed to the injuries. Contact our Chicago truck accident attorneys today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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$4,500,000.00

for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.

$2,100,000.00

for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.

$2,300,000.00

for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.

$1,400,000.00

for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.

$1,200,000.00

for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.

$1,197,000.00

for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.

$175,000.00

for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.

$100,000.00

for a client who was crushed between two cars nearly severing off her leg.

$100,000.00

for a client whose son was accidentally run over by her husband as he backed out of their driveway.

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